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would you sell 2 guns to buy one?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jeepguy, Sep 2, 2010.

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  1. jeepguy

    jeepguy Member

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    would it be worth it to sell 2 good handguns to buy a ed brown special forces carry? the two handguns i would sell are 1. s&w 1911 pd 5" no rail. 2. kimber ss pro carry .45 w night sights & pay the differnce in cash. i have been kicking this around lately even though i love my kimber & am verry happy with my s&w. both mine are alloy framed, i like the idea of all stainless,4.25", plus all the other upgrades. i would still have a cz 82,beretta 92fs,kimber pro carry 9mm, & sig p226 .40. the ed brown sf carry seems like the 1911 perfected, is it that much better? thanks for the help
     
  2. Shipwreck

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    Yes - I sold a MC Operator to pay for 1/2 of a Special Forces in 2009.

    I also sold FOUR guns (PX4, FN Five Seven and two others I forget) in 2008 to buy a custom shop springfield.

    [​IMG]

    To get a super nice 1911 - if you don't just have the cash laying around - do what you gotta do. You will NOT regret the Ed Brown :)
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    I did once, but the gun I bought turned out to be a POS. :banghead:
     
  4. DRYHUMOR

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    Probably be a good deal. You may want to handle/shoot the/a Brown before going to the point of no return though.
     
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    Yes.
     
  7. G27RR

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    I wouldn't sell two I loved, but I am contemplating selling a couple I don't use much to get an STI 2011. I love their 1911s and a 2011 seems like a good HD choice due to the extra capacity and otherwise identical operation. I've handled a few in a local shop and really want one. So yes, I would sell two for one if I expect to love the new one and not miss the old one.
     
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    Sell them locally and not trade, you lose too much money that way.

    Good luck!
     
  9. benderx4

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    Absolutely - sounds like you won't be truly happy until you have what you really want - an Ed Brown.

    I sold 3 "lesser" guns, 2 CZs and a Sig, to finance my Springer Custom, and I've never been happier.
     
  10. Shipwreck

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    I did get to hold some Nighthawks, Browns and others before I made up my mind...
     
  11. Wishoot

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    I would in a heartbeat if they were guns I don't use or don't really care for.
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    Most of the time, no. But for an Ed Brown, yes. I don't own a lot of expensive guns. I would sell any three of them for an Ed Brown. I'm partial to the Executive Carry though. Oooohhhhh man. Just thinking about them makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
     
  13. WC145

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    Sure, just bought a Fusion CCO, sold two guns to replenish the savings account for the cost of the Fusion, plus a few hundred extra. One I hadn't shot, didn't need, and made money on, the other is easily replaced because they're common. In exchange I bought a custom gun for less than half what the original owner had into it.
     
  14. Runningman

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    Let me ask you this. Would you actually shoot it often?

    I ask because it seems like some people that buy high end 1911 never seem to shoot them much. Because they want to keep the miles down and are worried about getting a scratch on them. End up as safe queens.
     
  15. MICHAEL T

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    Yes if you going to use and carry. No, if like the man say its going to be a safe queen.
     
  16. Ky Larry

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    Yes. Get what you like and will shoot. I cleaned out my gun safe a few years ago. Got rid of a lot of good guns I didn't shoot and bought a few that I really like and shoot a lot more often. Quality beats quantity for me. Good luck.
     
  17. Jimmy10mm

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    Been there and done that, not for an Ed Brown though. Like some of the other gentlemen who posted, if I wasn't in love with some I had and didn't use them I could see selling them for my latest crave. OTOH, I wouldn't trade them in to a dealer and practically give them away.
     
  18. Full Metal Jacket

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    yes. sold two m&p's to fund this:

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    If you already like the pistols you might trade, then keep them and save up for Ed Brown. You will regret selling them later no matter how much you lust after a new pistol.
     
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    ^^that's true. the only reason i sold both my m&p's was that i just wasn't crazy about them. i couldn't shoot either one very accurately, and couldn't get used to their odd grip either no matter what backstrap i used.
     
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    S&W no longer makes that pistol, so if you like it at all, you may regret getting rid of it when you find it nearly impossible to replace.

    I'd expect the Kimber and EB Special Forces will be available for the foreseeable future.
     
  22. Ala Dan

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    Thank It Over~!

    I couldn't [and wouldn't] do it; especially if I loved the Kimber and S&W~! :D
     
  23. ExLipscombChief

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    Ummmmm, no, nope. Go put a new Gold Cup in layaway if you want a high dollar. If you are after just something reliable, the Remington.
     
  24. sxshep

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    I sold a Keltec P3AT and a Mosin Nagant M44 to buy a Sig Pro SP2022.... Two days later, sold a Kimber Custom II and a S&W M&P9c to buy my current carry gun, Kahr PM9 with Crimson Trace and 4 holsters

    Hopefully I can buy back the M&P9c when I get the money (sold it to my brother-in-law), but I don't miss the other three guns. In all reality, I didn't need 3 different handguns when I can use two to serve the roles of carry gun, range gun, home defense gun, truck gun, etc etc
     
  25. tuckerdog1

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    I think you've already decided.

    I traded an unfired early S&W 29 with the presentation box ( man that was a beautiful gun ), and an early Glock 17 with two STANDARD capacity mags, during the 10 round max years + a few hundred dollars to get a Freedom Arms Premiere Grade 353.

    Quality costs, and if ya want, ya gotta pay.

    Enjoy your new gun:D

    Tuckerdog1
     
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